Parish diary this week

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Christ crucified, painted by Giotto, circa 1310

This is the parish diary this week:
Monday April 15th
Mass at 7pm
Exposition until 8pm.
Tuesday April 16th
No Mass
Wednesday April 17th
Mass at 7pm
Thursday April 18th
Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30pm.
Friday April 19th
Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion at 7pm.
Saturday April 20th
Easter Vigil at 8.30pm.
Sunday April 21st
Easter Day Mass at 9.30am.

Forthcoming events
Wednesday April 24th
Everyone welcome to join fellow parishioners and members of the local community for Tea and a chat from 1.45pm. Sue Melia from Bwengu Projects will show slides on the latest developments in Malawi during the afternoon.
Sunday June 2nd
Confirmation
Thursday June 6th
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall
Sunday June 16th
First Communion
Thursday October 3rd
Parish meeting, 7.30pm in the hall

Easter Services
Holy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Sacred Heart 7.30pm, English Martyrs 6pm
Good Friday – Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion
Sacred Heart 7pm, English Martyrs 3pm
Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil
Sacred Heart 8.30pm, English Martyrs: 6.30pm
Easter Sunday
Sacred Heart 9.30am, English Martyrs: 11am

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Join us for the Easter services

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Crucifixion by Peter Gertner (German, active early 16th century). Public domain.

You are welcome to join us to celebrate the Easter services at Sacred Heart Church. These are the times of the services:

Holy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30pm.

Good Friday – Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion at 7pm.

Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil at 8.30pm.

Easter Sunday – Mass at 9.30am.

Easter at Sacred Heart

You are welcome to join us for the Easter services 2018 at Sacred Heart. These are the services, with dates and times, together with details of what we will be singing.

The Last Supper by Lorenzo Monaco. Public domain.

Liturgy for Holy Thursday, Year B, Thursday March 29th at 7.30pm
Gathering: The glory of the cross we sing 238 (Tune 756)
Pen: Storrington 522
Ringing of bells
Gloria – Storrington 532
Psalm – Our blessing cup 55a
Gospel – 185 Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, Word of the Father, Son of God
Washing of the feet – Jesus, our teacher and our Lord, stopped to wash the feet of his disciples, and he told them: This is an example; just as I have done, so you must do. Verses: Cantor.
Gifts – Brother, sister let me serve you 924
Holy – 584 Storrington
Memorial Acclamation – 585 Storrington
Lamb of God – 590 Storrington
Comm – Eat this bread 633
Transfer to the Altar of Repose – Of the glorious body telling 247a
Stay with me 249

Duccio di Buoninsegna – Christ Before Pilate Again. (Public domain)

Liturgy for Good Friday, Year B, Friday March 30th at 7pm (not 3pm)
Good Friday – Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
Gathering: Silence
Psalm: Father into your hands, I commend my spirit (Ps30,p31)
Acclamation: 185 Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, Word of the Father, Son of God
The reading of the Passion
Veneration of the Cross: This is the wood of the cross, followed by 251 O my people
253 Jesus Remember Me
Communion: Were you there when they crucified my Lord? 225
O sacred head ill-used 237
Going forth: Silence

Easter Vigil - St. Mary's, Holliston

Liturgy for Holy Saturday, Year B, Saturday March 31st at 8pm
Saturday – The Easter Vigil
The New Fire (outside the church)
The Exultet
PART TWO: LITURGY OF THE WORD
First reading: Genesis 1:1-31
God saw all that he had made and indeed it was very good
Response during the reading: Evening came and morning came, the first day, and God saw that it was good, and God saw that it was good.
We sing: R/. Send forth your Spirit O Lord, and renew the face of the earth
Prayer
Second reading: Genesis 22:1-18
Abraham is put to the test
Psalm: R/. Preserve me God, I take refuge in you
Prayer
Third reading: Exodus 14:15-31
(Third reading in the missal)
Psalm from exodus 15 sung response and sung verses
R/: I will sing to the Lord, glorious his triumph
Prayer
Fourth reading: Ezekiel 36:16-28
(Seventh reading in the missal)
Psalm 41/42 sung response and sung verses
R/: My soul is thirsting for the Lord, when shall I see him face to face
Prayer
Gloria: Storrington 532
Priest’s acclamation: 261
Psalm/Acclamation: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia (p252 psalm book)
The Blessing of the Water: Springs of water
O living water 931
Gifts: Christ be our light 883a (Easter Vigil words)
Holy Holy: Storrington 584
Mem Acclamation: Storrington 585
Doxology: Traditional
Lamb of God: Storrington 590
Communion: Raise a song of gladness, peoples of the earth. Christ has come, bringing peace, Joy to every heart. Alleluia! Alleuia! Joy to every heart (x2) (Taize)
followed by Now the green blade riseth 278
Going forth: Thine be the glory 287

Two Disciples at the Tomb c1906 Henry Ossawa Tanner. (Public domain).

Liturgy for Easter Sunday, Year A, Sunday April 1st at 9.30am
Sunday – Easter Day
Gathering: Easter Alleluia 281
Penitential Rite: Storrington 522
Gloria: Storrington 523
Psalm: This day was made by the Lord: we rejoice and are glad (Ps 117, p42)
Sequence: 259 O flock of Christ
Acclamation: 261 Gospel Acclamation for Easter
Gifts: Christ the Lord is risen today 267 (273 for musicians)
Holy Holy: Storrington 584
Mem Acclamation: Storrington 585
Lamb of God: Storrington 590
Communion: Surrexit Christus 266
Now the green blade riseth 278
Going forth: Thine be the glory 287